Pick your flavor combination with one treat that transcends the season.
Becky Low suggests putting some fall-like flavor into the ice cream sandwich.
Cinnamon Toast Ice Cream
2 ¼ cups sugar, divided
4 teaspoons cinnamon, divided
¼ cup butter, melted
4 eggs, beaten (or 8 egg yolks)
2 cups whole milk
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 ½ cups heavy cream
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
Combine 1-cup sugar with 2-teaspoons cinnamon and melted butter. Spread mixture over prepared baking sheet. Bake until crisp, about 15 minutes. Remove from oven and cool; crumble.
Beat eggs well and set aside. Place milk, remaining 1 ¼-cups sugar and dash salt in saucepan. Over medium heat, heat milk and sugar until almost ready to boil. Stirring eggs, slowly pour approximately ¼ the hot milk mixture into beaten eggs. Pour warmed eggs back into remaining hot milk. Stirring constantly, continue to cook milk and eggs until mixture thickens and coats the back of a spoon (don’t boil). Remove from heat; stir in cream, vanilla and remaining 2-teaspoons cinnamon; cover and cool completely. Hasten cooling by placing pan in ice bath (larger bowl filled with ice and cold water). NOTE – custard may be prepared and refrigerated up to 3-days in advance.
Stir custard, pour mixture into ice cream freezer and follow manufacturer’s directions to freeze. Freeze until almost reaches desired consistency, fold-in crumbled cinnamon and sugar. Place ice cream in freezer container and freeze until solid.
Becky’s colleagues at the Utah Dairy Farmers endorse these ice cream sandwich combinations.
Black Forest Ice Cream Sandwich
Cherry ice cream sandwiched between sliced chocolate glazed chocolate doughnuts.
Grasshopper Ice Cream Sandwich
Graham crackers spread with chocolate fudge, chocolate mint ice cream.
Pina Colada Ice Cream Sandwich
Sliced pineapple rings, shredded coconut, vanilla ice cream
Banana Split Ice Cream Sandwich
Neapolitan ice cream sandwiched between banana nut bread slices. Bonus: add chopped bananas and maraschino cherries.
Chocolate Brownie Ice Cream Sandwich
Split brownie in half horizontally, sandwich with vanilla ice cream drizzled with caramel sauce.
Lemon Meringue Pie Ice Cream Sandwich
Lemon pound cake slices, spread with lemon curd, and lemon ice cream.